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Holy and Good is the Gift of Desire

Holy and good is the gift of desire

Author: Thomas H. Troeger (1988)
Tune: ANGELIQUE
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1,4 Holy and good is the gift of desire,
God made our bodies for passion and fire,
Intending that love would draw from the flame,
Lives that would shine with God's image and name.

2 God weeps for all people abandoned, abused,
God weeps for the women whose bodies are bruised,
God weeps when the gift that God has infused,
is turned from its purpose and brutally used.

3 God calls to women and God calls to men:
"Don't hide from terror, or terror will win.
I made you for love, but love must begin
by facing the violence without and within."

Author: Thomas H. Troeger

Professor Thomas H. Troeger is ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and as a minister in the Presbyterian Church. He has written 20 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship. He studied at Yale University, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Dickinson College and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is also a poet whose work appears in the many hymnals, and is frequently set as choral anthems. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy and good is the gift of desire
Title: Holy and Good is the Gift of Desire
Author: Thomas H. Troeger (1988)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: Words © 1988, 1991 Oxford University Press

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